This is a japanese movie from 1979. It has had three VHS releases here in the US, two dubbed (one butchered) and one subbed. There is a Korean DVD in print that features subtitles from the American sub (or at least that's where I think they come from). After realizing this was an official R3 release, instead of offering it, I am instead requesting that someone help me hunt down the un-edited english dub at a decent price; that way, I could time it to the DVD. The dub *IS* out of print on VHS (and never got the DVD treatment), so that should be legal.
Combining a few summaries and putting my own words here and there, I've wrapped up the plot.
"Young Tetsuro Hoshino is about to embark upon an epic journey of discovery, as he sets out to avenge the death of his beautiful mother who was killed by the hands of Count Mecha - only to become a trophy in his Time Castle. But Tetsuro gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself accompanied by the lovely Maetel, the beautiful woman who rescues Tetsuro from the clutches of the police. Maetel bears more than a haunting resemblance to his late mother, a fact that confuses Tetsuro. Aided by none other than Captain Harlock and Emeraldas, the young boy sets out on his incredible journey. His voyage will take him to GE 999's final stop... and perhaps to the key to man's apparent immortality: the mysterious mecha planet in Andromeda, where human beings can trade in their organic bodies for a metal one... one that can live forever!"
Does it sound interesting?
A Goon in a Gaggle of 'em